Current Practice and Trends of Surgical Options in Adult Umbilical Hernia Repair

Surgical Repair of Umbilical Hernia in Adults


  • Piyanun Wangkulangkul Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand.
  • Thirada Naphattalung Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand.
  • Siripong Chewatanagongun Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand.



adult umbilical hernia, retrorectus repair, umbilical hernia


The adult umbilical hernia is a common surgical problem, usually an acquired condition. Choosing the most suitable surgical option by tailoring for a particular patient should result in an excellent outcome. Primary suture repair of this hernia is associated with a high recurrence rate, and is therefore recommended for only small size defects. The use of surgical mesh plays a crucial role in reducing recurrences, but mesh complications still frequently occur. Currently, for high-risk for wound complications or recurrence patients or large defects, minimally invasive retrorectus repair is the preferred technique.


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2022-01-24 — Updated on 2022-02-03

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Wangkulangkul P, Naphattalung T, Chewatanagongun S. Current Practice and Trends of Surgical Options in Adult Umbilical Hernia Repair: Surgical Repair of Umbilical Hernia in Adults. PSU Med J [Internet]. 2022 Feb. 3 [cited 2022 Oct. 5];2(1):33-42. Available from:



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